Desoxyn is a prescription drug that doctors sometimes prescribe to patients as a treatment for obesity. It contains methamphetamine and is the brand name form of this medication. Typically, Desoxyn is only prescribed to patients as a weight loss treatment when other medications and diet programs failed to result in success.
Primarily, Desoxyn is prescribed for the purpose of treating ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). The drug belongs to a powerful class of stimulants that effect the central nervous system. It works to change the amounts of certain natural substances located in the brain. It can help to improve an individual’s ability to pay attention, control behavior problems, boost concentration levels to maintain focus on an activity, and can help improve organization skills and listening skills.
That being said, one of the side effects of Desoxyn is appetite loss, which is why it may serve as an appetite suppressant and help certain obese patients struggling to lose weight find greater success with their goal. When prescribed as a treatment for obesity, usually the medication is used alongside a doctor-approved diet that is reduced in calories.
Methamphetamine is a very addictive drug, which is one of the reasons why it has become a popular black market drug. For this reason, it is extremely important for anyone who has been prescribed Desoxyn to take this medication exactly as directed. This means taking the recommended dosage and not decreasing or increasing the dosage without first speaking to your doctor.
Usually, when used for weight loss, the drug is prescribed for a very short time and patients are closely monitored by their doctor throughout treatment. Abusing this medication could result in rapid weight loss and other issues that could be dangerous to a user’s health.
Side effects that are commonly experienced with Desoxyn include upset stomach, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, dry mouth, dizziness, headache, difficulty sleeping, and weight loss. Other more serious side effects that may occur include swelling of the ankles or feet, blood circulation problems in the toes or fingers, unusual wounds on the toes or fingers, mental or mood changes such as aggression, etc., mood swings, irregular or fast heartbeat and so on. If you experience these or any other symptoms, let your doctor know right away.
Skin inflammation, sleeping difficulties, irritability and psychiatric problems are all signs of drug abuse symptoms. On the other hand, depression, sleep disturbance and extreme fatigue may be signs of withdrawal symptoms.
Desoxyn is not an ideal weight loss treatment for everyone. Be sure to tell your doctor if you have any past or existing health conditions. Also, advise him or her of any medications you may be taking (prescription or non-prescription) as well as any supplements. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, nursing or planning to become pregnant. Knowing your medical history and present state of health will help your medical practitioner determine if Desoxyn is the right choice for you.